ORGANISERS of Skipton Gala on Saturday (June 8) look set to be lucky weather-wise - the forecast is for sun and clouds - but no rain.

The procession through the town centre to the gala field promises to be one of the longest for some years, with 30 wagons, groups and walking groups signed up to take part.

And, at the gala field, Aireville Park, itself, there will be nearly 30 stalls, including face-painting, crafts, ice-cream and refreshments, for gala-goers to enjoy, as well as the crowning of the gala queen, Lily Parkinson, performances and the fairground, ending with a fireworks display.

The gala procession will set off from Westmoreland Street at 1pm on its way to Aireville Park, and taking in High Street.

The crowning of the gala queen is due to take place at around 1.45pm, followed by a performance by the drumming band, Jamba Samba at around 2pm. Gala goers will also be entertained throughout the afternoon by majorettes, Silsden All Stars; Craven Gymnastics club, Sheldon's Performing Arts, Unique Dance, and Quest Karate. Waddingtons Funfair will be open from midday until late, and the fireworks display will take place as the sun goes down.